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YWEmpowered at YWCA UtahYWEmpowered is a year-long professional leadership development program for women ages 18 to 35 designed to strengthen personal leadership skills, build confidence, and explore the myriad ways women can be inclusive leaders in the workplace, their personal life, or in their community. YWEmpowered is offered over a twelve-month period and features eight half-day leadership development sessions with field experts and two YWCA special events focused on leadership. Participants must commit to attending eight out of ten offerings.

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2020 YWEmpowered Sessions

January 9, 2020                Setting the Framework:  Introductions, Personal Assessment, and Creating your Development Plan

February 13, 2020            Understanding Your Unconscious Bias

March 6, 2020                    YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Summit

April 9, 2020                       Effective Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

May 14, 2020                      Mentoring            

June 11, 2020                    Building Resilience in Leadership

July 9, 2020                        Clarity and Confidence: Building (and Owning) your Brand

August 13, 2020               Boundary Setting and Self Care

September TBD               YWCA LeaderLuncheon, 11:30-2:00, Grand America Hotel

October 8, 2020               Collaboration, Personal Purpose and Final Presentation

Nov/Dec TBA                     YWEmpowered Alumni gathering & Summit Planning

Ways to Get Involved

Completion of Program

Upon successful program completion, all graduates will receive a certificate of completion and will receive an invitation to join the YWCA Young Women’s Council, an active group of young women volunteers who participate in service and advocacy. The Young Women’s Council also plans the annual YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Summit and has access to mentoring opportunities with YWCA Board members and other community members.

YWEmpowered Partners

Westminster CollegeCisero GroupMark Miller SubaruLarry H Miller Group Of Companies




Zions Bank

University of Utah School of Medicine

Health Line International


SLC Corp





Interested in becoming a YWEmpowered partner? Please contact Amberlie at aphillips@ywcautah.org.